currently - link up

The deal: Use our themes or use your own - just let us know what is 'currently' going on with you. Be sure to stop by and say hello to the other bloggers linking up - especially to my amazing co-host Randalin of Harvesting Kale.

This week's themes: 
reading, running, sending, liking, valuing

This week we finished Reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and have BIG PLANS to watch the movie this weekend. That is about all the BIG PLANS I can handle after last weekend. Somewhere between Halloween excitement and Daylight Savings I'm just absolutely stupid tired, stupid overwhelmed, and stupid stupid. Loretta has been waking up at 4am and yelling at us for no reason about everything, all day long, every day this week. Harry Potter Weekend 2014 is calling my name hard.

Last Friday night the kids were Running from house to house spreading delight in exchange for candy. Loretta was a trick-or-treating rock star. Cowgirl nailed it and gave every single house a goodbye, "Yeehaw!" Amazing. Otto has always been a little awkward with the whole "trick or treat" exchange. People get really excited about his costume and want to compliment him and talk to him but he is all business. I always forget about this but every year we have to have these conversations about smiling, saying thank you, just being a normal and friendly guy. Meanwhile, what a freaking cute little happy Ghostbuster when not being asked to socialize with the nice people who fuel his candy pipeline.

If we are Sending holiday cards this year I guess we'd better try to coordinate some kind of family photo or picture of the kids where their outfits kind of match. Consider this a PSA if you put it off and do a janky job like us every year. Time to get on it, slacker.

I have not had time to be Liking anything. I haven't watched tv, read a book, cooked a decent meal, or anything all week. I have been liking being at work best because Loretta has been yelling at us at home. She is a gnarly two year old.

Valuing friendships. Somehow I have been lucky enough to find "lifer" friends in every place we have lived over the past decade. I truly didn't expect to find that type of friendship here in Eugene. This was going to be a five year blip that I (dumbly) thought would fly by. It hasn't flown. It's been difficult financially, physically, and mostly emotionally... It's just been a challenge and brought me to my knees so many times. But one really golden thing that's come of it is I've met some women I love. Women who inspire and challenge me and make me laugh and have gotten me through some tough days. Let's hear it for the girls.

Next week's theme's:
laughing, crying, cooking, looking, planning 

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